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Thursday, 31 January 2013

Goodbye to January 2013

It's been a month with a few ups and downs.

First the weather though and I can say it was a good month with plenty of sunny days although there was a strong wind occasionally.

The ups included a PADI IDC on Koh Lanta with 10 candidates and since we're at PADI, I received a Certificate of Recognition for Excellence from PADI late on in the month from one of the candidates of the November 2012 PADI IDC on Malapascua in the Philippines.

Our daughter Julia turned 10 this month, which was a great event for us as well!


Funeral of my Mother in law at Wat Plai Laem

The down was the passing away of my Mother in law. A very good hearted woman who will be greatly missed by all of us in the family.

See you all next month.

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Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 31st January, 2013

Today's weather;

It's still slightly windy around Koh Samui but the sky has plenty of blue to offer. Current temp at 7am is 27.7C


The funeral schedule of my Mother in law, as displayed in Wat Plai Laem

Yesterday saw a nice and dry day with plenty of sunshine around the island although there was some strong wind at times. Max temp reached 28.5C

The forecast is more or less unchanged, less wind over the weekend, slightly picking up of the wind after the weekend but Wednesday onward it's all good again. Occasionally we can have a shower.

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Camille

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

RIP Currents, be careful out there

Each year people drown on Koh Samui beaches because of rip currents. Yesterday it happened again and as with most victims, it was an elderly Swiss couple, a 70 year old male who tried to rescue his 69 year old wife. very sad.
Since there's not much warning about these rip currents, I can only keep repeating my posts each year and try to warn this way!


Your biggest protection is knowledge – knowing what to do, either to avoid the danger of a rip current, or to save yourself if you are caught in one. There are two things that everyone should learn about rip currents that could save their lives;

-First, when you are on a beach you must be able to recognize the signs of a rip current, and then NOT go into the water anywhere near that area. (The easiest way to save the lives of your family is to stay out of dangerous waters that could kill them.) A rip current carries sand and sediment straight out to sea as a visible plume that cuts through the incoming waves. Typically when you see a break/gap in the incoming waves and the water in that gap has a different color or murkiness than the water on both sides of the gap, then there is probably a rip current moving out to sea through that gap. It is easier to see this pattern when you are higher up on the beach, or better yet, higher up on sand dunes or buildings next to the beach. The attached photo shows two areas with rip currents, one viewed from above and one viewed from beach level.

-Second, if you are caught by a rip current and are being pulled away from shore, the most important thing to remember is not to swim against the current, but to SWIM PARALLEL TO THE SHORE. The rip current will not pull you under the water, so you must not panic. It may be scary that you are being pulled out to sea, but again do not panic, because the rip current is usually very narrow. So if you swim sideways in a direction that is parallel to the shoreline, you will eventually be out of the current, and then you can slowly swim back to shore.
. These seem like two very simple rules. But in a rip-current gap the water may not look rough, and the smooth surface can fool people into thinking it is safe to swim there. And because there is always some type of long shore current moving you down the coast while you’re swimming, it is easy to be unknowingly moved down to a rip-current area. And once you are caught in a rip current it is so easy to panic that people forget to swim parallel to the shore. All one can do is just keep reminding your family of these two rules, so they will remember them even at moments of panic.

Hope somebody reads this and ill remember it when needed. Go out and have fun but be vary careful on Chaweng and Lamai beaches during January and February!


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Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 30th January, 2013

Today's weather;

It's mostly cloudy with a few blue patches this morning around Koh Samui. Current temp at 7am is 27.4C

Funeral at Wat Plai Laem

Mother in law's cooled down coffin at Wat Plai Laem

Yesterday saw a nice and dry day with plenty of sunshine and blue in the sky. Max temp reached 28.5C

The forecast shows no big change, the wind slows down over the weekend to slightly pick up afterwards, possibly with a shower here and there.

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Camille

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

RIP Planeet Chotchuang


Yesterday evening my wife's mother passed away after being ill for a couple of months

Plaaneet Chotchuang

Rest in Piece


Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 29th January, 2013

Today's weather;

Koh Samui has some strong wind and a mixed bag in the sky, clouds and some blue spots. Current temp at 7am is 27.3C

Wat Plai Laem

Wat Plai Laem

Yesterday saw a dry day but just like this morning, it was a mixed bag with plenty of clouds and occasionally some sunshine. Max temp reached 28.7C

The forecast didn't change much, strong wind until Thursday and from Friday onward the wind lessens. Occasionally a shower may pass over.

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Monday, 28 January 2013

Lan Saka

Here's a short impression of Lan Saka in the province of Nakon Si Thammarat, where we spent the weekend and went for a 10.5km mini marathon, organised by the local hospital and my first race in the new year.
We had a good time and enjoyed our time there and hopefully we can share this with these pictures.


The best Ozone or O3 in Thailand

As already pictured in an earlier post, in September 2011 Lan Saka was awarded the best ozone in Thailand predicate and we visited the location just outside of the city, on a hill where this monument in commemoration is erected and with some great views.


The Kaeow Surakan Cave, just outside of down town Lan Saka

The cave pictured above is nice and has a wide opening with two Buddha statues in it. If you have a guide you may go inside the tunnel system but this is not recommended if you don't know your way around.


Baan Sai Klong restaurant

Saturday we had lunch at this lovely place, the Baan Sai Klong restaurant, one of the best lunches in a long time. Some real good traditional Thai food to be had (no English menu available but very friendly staff) with real heavy cutlery, the latter a rare occasion in Thailand. The food was just delicious and the place was very nicely decorated and made out of teak wood! They're open between 11am and 9pm. Leave Lan Saka South bound and just after a kilometer or so it's on your left hand.


Small river streams like this are everywhere

The scenery is just beautiful with small streams like above all over the place and mountains all around. The Khao Luang is the highest mountain in Southern Thailand. Breath taking views are not hard to find, even if you just follow the main road.


View over the mountains

Just cruising around as we did is fun around Lan Saka and you can find plenty of water falls and occasions or views to have a road side stop and take the scenery in. Very enjoyable indeed.


Karom watrefall in the Khao Luang National park

The national park is well worth a visit, see my previous post on the park and enjoy your day out! The city of Lan Saka is maybe not that well known to the average tourist but since this weekend I can recommend a visit here and it's slightly off the beaten track.

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Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 28th January, 2013

Today's weather;

The wind arrived as scheduled and predicted on Koh Samui. It's dry though and there are a few blue patches. Current temp at 7am is 27.5C


The initials of King Rama VI, made in 1917 at Karome waterfall in the Khao Luang national park, of which I reported yesterday on this blog, see the previous link

Yesterday wed rove back from Lan Saka under a nice blue sky for most of the day and on Samui it was a sunny day. Max temp reached 29C

The forecast predicts strong winds for all of next week and a lull on Saturday, just to pick up again after the weekend, this time with rain.

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Sunday, 27 January 2013

Khao Luang National Park and Karom Waterfall, Lan Saka

During our visit to Lan Saka, where I participated this morning in the 3rd Lan Saka mini marathon, organized by the local hospital, we also visited the Khao Luang National Park today, nearby Lan Saka.


The entrance to the park

The park is easily to find when you're leaving Lan Saka in a Southern direction. We stayed at the Loy Chalet hotel, but opposite the entrance on the main the road is the Khao Luang hotel which looks very promising (next to the river which allows tubing) and just before the actual entrance is a resort and inside the park you can also find accommodation. Plenty of choices are available.


As always in Thailand, dual pricing is the norm of the day

After showing the lady at the entrance proof that I pay taxes in Thailand and a short preach by her about having to show some sort of proof like a work permit or the like, I did pay the Thai entrance fee of 40.-THB and the children went for free! Strangely enough there was a 30,-THB car fee which is nowhere displayed!


The entrance to the Karome waterfall inside the park

The biggest attraction at the park must be the Karome waterfall. One of many in the area but surely the biggest and most spectacular one.


Level 4 of the waterfall

The waterfall has 19 levels but only 7 are accessible for the public. The levels have also names, with the last one, 'Naan Daat Fah' the most spectacular and it includes a big basin.


A steep view down

The park is very well maintained and clean and the park rangers seem to be doing a good job for which the entrance fee is well deserved and apparently used to better the park.
For instance; various toilets are build on the road leading up to the main waterfall level, an excellent service and not that typical for Thai national parks, from what I've seen so far.


Signage along the road, it's 'only' 600 meters to the main level!

All around the park is well maintained, as the picture of the signage above shows, the toilets proof and the it was tidy and clean. Hats off to the park rangers for taking care so well.


View along the way, very impressive and spectacular views are guaranteed!


The road leading up and down again

As already mentioned, all is very well maintained and the roads are well taken care of. Any fallen trees blocking the road are sawed in half and removed from the paths and the paths seem to be fairly new and in a good state. It made a safe impression on me which can not always be said of many places in Thailand.
The walk up is 'only' 600 meters but seems a lot longer but because the paths in the hill are shaded, it's not too bad and on a regular base some seating arrangements can be found for a well deserved rest or for taking the beautiful scenery and nature in.


The main waterfall; Naan Daat Fah

The walk up is well worth it, once you reach the final waterfall you are presented with a fantastic view of the fall and a big basin in front of it. There's a big shaded picnic or relaxing are with benches and a sala. Bring your own food and/or drinks though, there's nothing for sale this far up the hill.


The basin in front of the Naan Daat Fah waterfall, nice and cold but apparently not open for swimming


King Rama VI initials

In 1917, King Rama VI visited the park and carved his initials into the rock (right click on the picture and open in a new tab for a better view), another reason to make it all the way to the top!

A great time was had by all 4 of us, the children loved it and my wife enjoyed it also. If in this part of the world, it's well worth a stop and checking out or maybe even plan a trip here! The whole Lan Saka area is nice and worth checking out.

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Camille

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 27th January, 2013

Today's weather;

Today the update is from Lan Saka, about 20km from Nakhon Si Thammarat, where I just complete a 10.8km run. In the hills here a hazy sunshine prevails. It's a beautiful area with lots of waterfalls and little rivers floating through the landscape. Current at 7am is 25C
We'll be hitting the road soon for Surat Thani town and plan on taking the last ferry back to Koh Samui.
Samui has a current temp of 27.5C at 7am.

The best ozone in Thailand, Lan Saka

The best ozone in Thailand, Lan Saka

Yesterday saw a sunny morning when we left Samui but a cloudy afternoon when we drove around the Lan Saka area. Max temp reached 28.6C on Samui.

The forecast shows windy but dry days ahead until Friday when it should be nice and sunny again.

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Camille

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 26th January, 2013

Today's weather;

It looks nice outside with plenty of blue sky and a full moon on the rise. Current temp at 7am is 27.5C

Later this morning we will be leaving for Lan Saka near Nakhon Si Thammarat where I will run a 10.5km race tomorrow morning. This is supposed to be a beautiful hill side area with some of the cleanest air in all of Thailand.

Fishing Trawler, Gulf of Thailand

Been diving for two days and this is one of the typical fishing trawlers we saw

Yesterday saw another mild day with some clouds and some sunshine. Max temp reached 29.8C

The forcast still predicts wind but it should be dry now and come Friday it's looking fantastic.

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Camille

Friday, 25 January 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 25th January, 2013

Today's weather;

It's fairly clouded but there are a few blue spots and the sun is rising right now over Koh Samui. Current temp at 7am is 27.5C

Bang Rak Beach 24th January 2103

Bang Rak beach yesterday

Yesterday I went diving at the Angthong National Marine Park where I hadn't been for a couple of years and the weather was just fine, not much win, which translates in no waves to speak of and fairly sunny with a lovely afternoon. Max temp reached around 29C

The forecast is fine until Monday when strong winds and occasional showers move in. By Friday next week it should all be good again though.

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Thursday, 24 January 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 24th January, 2013

Today's weather;

It's grey and it looks like there may be some rain today around Koh Samui although there are also a few blue spots. Current temp at 7am is 25.7C

Walking street Muang Samui Choengmon

A new walking street at Muang Samui villas in Choengmon, with a mini floating market

Yesterday saw a dry morning but then a few showers moved through during the afternoon and early evening. Max temp reached around 29C

The forecast for the next 7 days shows wind and strong wind and rain after the weekend.

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Camille

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 23rd January, 2103

Today's weather;

It's partially cloudy this morning around Koh Samui but there are also plenty of blue spots about. Current temp at 7am is 28.3C

Hainan style house, Nathon

Another beautiful Hainan style house in Nathon

Yesterday was a strange day, weather wise, blue skies swapped turns with dark cloudy and rain threatening skies just to be replaced by blue skies again. We also had three drizzly mini showers during the day. Max temp reached 29.4C

The forecast still predicts strong wind and rain after the weekend.

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Camille

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Reggae Pub Chaweng, 25th Anniversary on 12th February 2013

This is my 14th year on Koh Samui and there were a few constants during this time, one of them is the Reggae Pub.
I've spend a few evenings/nights in there with friends and also some outings with my wife were had here.
The Reggae Pub is a big name in Samui's nightlife, the whole street leading up to the Reggae Pub is even named after it, Soi Reggae!

Reggae Pub Chaweng, 25th Anniversary 12th February 2013

Big party ahead!

One of my memories is the drinking beer as fast as you can contest, which I won at one occasion. There must be even a picture of that floating around somewhere!
DJ Sergio is also unforgettable with the Reggae Pub. Some good times were had although now it's been a while since I last visited.

Reggae Pub, 25th Anniversary 12th February 2013

This coming 12th February a milestone in the Reggae Pub's history with the 25th Anniversary coming up and a big party is in the making.

Reggae pub, Chaweng, trip down memory lane

Reggae pub, Chaweng, a trip down memory lane

If you've been there or not, the 12th February might be a a good time to be at the Reggae Pub and enjoy a good party.

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Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 22nd January, 2013

Today's weather;

A nice blue sky is shaping up over Koh Samui with just a few clouds in it. Current temp at 7am is 25.8C 

Bophud school

It's good to be able to bring the children to school again

Yesterday saw a good day with a fairly cloudy sky but also with sunshine. At around 9am there was some rain. Max temp reached 29.9C

The forecast seems to be steady, slightly more wind and an occasional shower for the enxt 7 days but especialy after next weekend the wind might pick up.

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Monday, 21 January 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 21st January, 2013

Today's weather;

It's slightly cloudy around Koh Samui with a few blue spots. Current temp at 7am is 25.1C and it's good to be back home again!

Chinese, Hainan style house in Nathon

Chinese, Hainan style house in Nathon

Yesterday saw also a partly cloudy sky with a max temp of 29.4C

The forecast shows some wind over the next 7 days and a potential shower, with a possible increase of wind after next weekend.

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Sunday, 20 January 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 20th January, 2013

Today's weather;

It should be windy but dry around Samui this morning. Current temp at 6am is around 25C

On Koh Lanta it's too dark to see anything at the moment, it's dry though and no wind.  Current temp at 6am is around 25C

Yesterday saw a nice and sunny day until around 3am when clouds gathered and the wind picked up but it stayed dry. Max temp reached around 31C

Two days of diving around went well, see the pictures and now I will be on my way back home to Samui within a couple of minutes.

Sun rise in Saladan, Koh Lanta

Sun rise in Saladan, Koh Lanta yesterday morning

Yesterday saw a windy day around Samui and a tiny little bit of rain. Max temp reached around 29C

The forecast still shows wind for the next 7 days but not as strong anymore and also less rain is predicted.

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Camille

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 19th January, 2013

Today's weather;

The sky over Koh Samui is cloudy and no sunshine to be seen this early in the day. Current temp at 7am is 25C

On Koh Lanta it's slightly cloudy but with plenty enough of blue sky for the sky to come out soon. Current temp is around 25C

Yesterday saw a very sunny day around Lanta with some clouds showing up during the afternoon but it stayed dry and the clouds eventually disappeared again. Max temp reached around 31C

One of my IDC candidates and me had some great dives around Hin Muang and Hin Daeng where we saw a Manta Ray, see the picture below. Today I'm out to Koh Haa with another candidate for some diving.

Manta Ray at Hin Muang, near Koh Lanta, Thailand

Manta Ray we saw yesterday at Hin Muang, near Koh Lanta, Thailand

Yesterday saw a nice and dry day around Koh Samui with some dark clouds showing up during the afternoon. Max temp reached 31.2C

The forecast after the weekend shows an increase in wind and also some rain. Apparently dive boats made stay put Monday and Tuesday.

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Camille

Friday, 18 January 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 18th January, 2013

Today's weather;

Koh Samui is a little bit cloudy this morning but it looks like the sun is breaking through soon. Current temp at 7am is 25C

On Koh Lanta it's another blue sky in the making. The wind looks ok since I will be on a speedboat to Hin Daeng en Hin Muang, two dive sites about an hour and 15 minutes away from Saladan, so wind and waves will not be so good! Current temp at 7am is 25.6C

Yesterday we had a power cut from 9am to 5pm, all teaching, the EFR Instructor course, was delayed because of that and I had a very relaxing morning and caught up on sleep. It was sunny and warm with a max temp of 32.3C

Saladan restaurant, Koh Lanta

One of the restaurants build over the water in Saladan, Koh Lanta

Yesterday saw a nice and warm day around Koh Samui with some strong wind occasionally. Max temp reached 29.3C

The forecast for the next 7 days is slightly windy and after the weekend occasionally a shower.

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Camille

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Food on wheels; Ice cream hand pushed

This month's addition to my Food on wheels series is straight from downtown Saladan on Koh Lanta where this vendor is selling ice cream (probably in a bun if you wish so) to Thais and foreigners/tourist alike. I spotted him yesterday and he fits the bill for this series.

This vendor sells old and traditional Thai style ice cream. He picks up a big chunk of ice cream wrapped in paper and cuts it up in 4 pieces. Your flavor options include durian, taro, chocolate and various other options. Well worth trying out!

Ice cream on Koh Lanta

I posted many ice cream related articles in this series already and it's not hard to understand why, considering the warm climate of Thailand. An ice cream is nice and cool during a warm or hot day.
The interesting part I liked about him is that he walks around, pushing his cart with traditional ice cream blocks, advertising his goods in both Thai and English.

Great to see so many variations on the same theme, in this case specifically for ice cream and in general about the many forms of vehicles being used.

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Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 17th January, 2013

Today's weather;

It's very nice around Koh Samui with a very blue sky this morning, get ready for a nice and warm day. Current temp at 7am is 27.5C

On Koh Lanta it's clear blue skies again but the wind picked up a bit. Current temp at 7am is 26.3C. Yesterday was warm and sunny around Lanta with a max temp of 32.8C
The PADI IE on Koh Lanta was completed yesterday and my candidates did well! Just a few more days on Koh Lanta before I go back home to Koh Samui, this coming Saturday.

Sunset on Koh Lanta

One of the many recent sunsets on Koh Lanta

Yesterday saw a nice day around Koh Samui with plenty of sunshine. Max temp reached 29C

The forecast shows an increase in wind, especially Tuesday and that's when some rain is expected as well.

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Camille

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 16th January, 2103

Today's weather;

Koh Samui is slightly cloudy and hopefully the sun will break through later today. Current temp at 7am is 27.8C

On Koh Lanta it's a 100% clear blue sky this morning and the sun is just rising. Current temp at 7am is 26.1C
Yesterday saw a sunny and warm day all around Koh Lanta with a max temp of around 31C

Today is teacher's day around Thailand and our children have a day off from school. 

Phra-Ae Beach, Koh Lanta

Phra-Ae Beach or Long Beah, Koh Lanta

Yesterday saw a windy and warm day around Samui with a max temp of 30C

The forecast predicts more and more wind each day with occasionally a shower. Next week Tuesday and Wednesday sees very strong wind right now.

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Camille

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 15th January, 2013

Today's weather;

The sun is breaking through the cloud layer on Koh Samui and it looks like a nice day is in the making. Current temp at 7am is 28.2C

On Koh Lanta it looks like an almost clear blue sky. Current temp at 7am is around 23C
Yesterday was a warm day with a max temp of around 31C
Today the PADI IE will start on Koh Lanta, exciting days for my students.

Sunrise in Saladan, Koh Lanta

Sunise on Koh Lanta

Yesterday saw some rain during the afternoon around the Plai Laem area but the rest of the island seemed to be dry. Max temp reached 29.9C

The forecast shows all around an increase in wind with some harder wind over the weekend and the chance of rain after the weekend,

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Camille

Monday, 14 January 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 14th January, 2013

Today's weather;

On Koh Samui it looks like a nice day is in the making with sunshine around the island. Current temp at 7am is 25.5C

Koh Lanta is also looking good this morning, a sunny sky is in the making with a current temp at 7am of 22.3C
Yesterday saw a nice and sunny day around Lanta with a max temp of 31.5C.
The PADI IDC on Koh Lanta has reached it's last day. Tomorrow the PADI IE will kick off for the candidates.

Sunset near Klong Nin on Koh Lanta

Sunset near Klong Nin on Koh Lanta

Yesterday saw a nice and sunny day around Koh Samui with a max temp of 29.7C

The forecast is still looking fine although Friday and Saturday show some strong wind at the moment.

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Camille

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 13th January, 2013

Today's weather;

It looks nice on Koh Samui, getting ready for some sunshine. Current temp at 7am is 25.3C

On Koh Lanta the clouds have moved over to let the sun roam around in an almost near blue sky. Current temp at 7am is 24.7C
Yesterday was a nice and warm day with a max temp 31.5C

All around Thailand celebrated children's day with many events being organized and held. My son played in a football tournament in Nathon and in the city there were a few events organized, just like there was a busy location on Koh Lanta.

Children's in Nathon

Children's day in Nathon on Koh Samui

Yesterday saw a nice day around Samui but it also showed the interesting side of an island with some rain in Nathon but an all dry day in Plai Laem. Max temp reached 30C

The forecast looks good although come next weekend it looks like it's going to be cloudy again.

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Camille

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 12th January, 2013

Today's weather;

The sky is looking nice around Koh Samui, current temp at 7am is 26C

Today is Children's day around Thailand, which means that plenty of attractions around the country are open for free to children.

On Koh Lanta it's fairly cloudy this morning. Current temp here is 26.2C
Yesterday was a warm day here with plenty of sunshine and a max temp of 31.8C

Sunset in Saladan, Koh Lanta

Sunset in Saladan, Koh Lanta

Yesterday saw a nice day around Samui with a few clouds during the afternoon. Max temp reached  30.3C

The forecast for the next 7 days is still looking good with mainly sunny days and an occasional cloud.

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Camille

Friday, 11 January 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 11th January, 2013

Today's weather;

Koh Samui has blue skies and is sunny! Current temp at 7am is 25C

On Koh Lanta we have similar conditions, blue skies and it looks like a warm day in the making. Current temp at 7am is 25.1C
Yesterday saw a nice blue sky all day long and it as hot, max temp reached 31.2C

Harbor in Saladan om Koh Lanta

Harbor in Saladan on Koh Lanta

Yesterday saw a warm and sunny day around Koh Samui with a max temp of 30.4C

The forecast is still looking good for the next 7 days, sunny and hot days ahead of us.

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Thursday, 10 January 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 10th January, 2013

Today's weather;

The sun broke through again and around Koh Samui it's looking like a nice day is in the making. Current temp at 7am is 24.5C

On Koh Lanta it's also blue skies and sunshine this morning with a current temp of 23.3C
yesterday was warm and there was sunshine but at the end of the day there were some dark-ish clouds as well but it remained dry. Max temp reached 32.4C
The PADI IDC reached the half way mark yesterday.

Money tree for the school

My wife made this money tree by collecting money from friends and relatives and all proceeds go to the school of our children

Yesterday was fairly cloudy but dry around Koh Samui with a max temp of 29.5C

The forecast is looking good for the next 7 days, sunny days are ahead of us.

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Camille

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 9th January, 2013

Today's weather;

Koh Samui is still dry but cloudy, Occasionally the sun may peek through today. Current temp at 7am is 24.5C

On Koh Lanta it's also the same weather again, a little bit of clouds and plenty of sunshine. Current temp here is 26.1C
Yesterday was similar, mostly sunshine but occasionally some clouds moved in but it stayed dry with a max temp of 31.4C

Saladan, Koh Lanta

Cosy little street next to the river dividing Koh Lanta Yai and Noi, filled with restaurants and shops

Yesterday was a dry but a warm day on Koh Samui. Max temp reached 30.3C

The forecast shows sunny days after tomorrow.

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Camille

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 8th January, 2013

Today's weather;

It looks like another cloudy but dry day around Koh Samui. Current temp at 7am is 25.3C

On Koh Lanta the good weather continues, the sunny days keep following each other up. Current temp at 7am is 25.6C
Yesterday was sunny with a few scattered clouds around Koh Lanta with a max temp of 30.5C

Ferry, Koh lanta

The bike ferry between Koh Lanta Yai and Koh Lanta Noi

Yesterday saw a cloudy but dry around Koh Samui with a max temp of 31.7C

The forecast predicts sunny days as of Thursday again. It should remain dry all of the next 7 days though.

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Monday, 7 January 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 7th January, 2013

Today's weather;

Koh Samui's sky is looking like some sunshine may come through today. Current temp at 7am is 24.4C

On Koh Lanta another sunny day is shaping up with a current temp at 7am of 25C
Yesterday was a nice and dry day with some dark clouds coming up around 4pm but it stayed dry and was sunny shortly after again. Max temp reached 32.5C

Saladan, Koh Lanta main street

Saladan, Koh Lanta main street

Around Samui it was fairly cloudy yesterday but it remained dry. Max temp reached 29.7C

The forecast is looking good. It remains fairly cloudy until mid week and towards and over the weekend it should be nice and sunny.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks!

Camille

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 6th January, 2013

Today's weather;

The sky over Koh Samui looks promising with a few clouds and  the sun may break through today. Current temp at 7am is 24.5C

On Koh Lanta, a sunny day is in the making. Current temp at 7am is 23.8C
Yesterday was a sunny day here but not too warm with a max temp of 31C.
The PADI IDC started yesterday and it's a full house with 10 candidates.

Saladan, Koh Lanta

View over to the 'other' Koh Lanta from Saladan, there's a koh Lanta Noi and a Koh Lanta Yai, small and big

Yesterday saw a dry day around Samui with the sun occasionally peaking through and the max temp reached 29.5C

The forecast for the next 7 days is good with less clouds towards next weekend.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks!

Camille